Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Consultation

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Consultation

One of the most difficult areas for a judge is sentencing. I carefully listened to numerous drug dependent people before I sentenced them. They virtually all requested to be sentenced to a rehabilitation program. I knew there were few such programs for people who did not have the financial resources for entrance. So, I founded a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program – Middlesex County Adult Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) which is very successful and has been up and running for fifteen years. It is located in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.
Middlesex County Adult Substance Abuse Program

I am not a drug counsellor. However, because of ASAP, I have become knowledgeable about drug and alcohol addiction. When I founded ASAP, I partnered with certified addiction counsellors, such as Ed Mann, to ensure that the people in the program received very good care, and learned the tools to fight their disease. ASAP was the first licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in the entire New Jersey Penal System. Having been significantly involved in the drug and alcohol addiction program the last fifteen years, I have met very capable, understanding and sensitive counsellors to whom I refer clients.

Governor James McGreevey appointed me to Chair the New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing. Our Commission was a cross section of the criminal justice system and recommended revision of many to the drug laws-especially those requiring minimum mandatory sentences.

Addiction is a disease, and should be treated as a health matter more than a just criminal justice issue. Sending a drug user to jail is expensive and doesn’t deal with the underlying problem.

My Qualifications In This Area
  • Founder of Middlesex County Adult Substance Abuse Program.
  • Continuing involvement in the ASAP program to date.
  • Chairman, New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing.

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